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warfare. >> thank you. charles: good night, folks. lou: there will be no government shut down. congressional republicans and democrats have reached agreement on a trillion dollar spending bill funding the government through september. bill however oh oracle mitt -- omitts money for a border wall, and. >> i think that president got a lot out of this bill. make no mistake the wall will be built, we have 5 months left in this fiscal year, we
are getting money for border security. lou: a vote on the spending bill become wednesday, the same day, may see a vote on new health care compromise. but a senior white house official tells fox news as of right now they estimate they are four of or five votes short. president said he will not sign a bill to replace obamacare, unless it is a great plan. >> he'll wear, we'll get that -- health care. >> one mistake i made with that, you know, we have one plan that that been going through it has been getting better and better, somebody said that people who vote for trump are know getting good -- they are going to get the greatest, we're either going to get a great plan or i am not signing it. , i have said from day one let obamacare die. lou: repealing obamacare would make it easier to tackle tax
reform, something treasury secretary mnuchin said would spur economic growth. >> we're comfortable it will pay for itself with growth and reduction of reductions, this is about eliminating special interests, and simplifying tax codes. lou: trump tax plan is historic and bold, and the house, senate and white house are all moves in the same direction, joining me with all that good news, is congressman kevin brady, chairman of the powerful house, ways and means committee, good to have you with us. and you know what a delight that is to ears of just about everybody in this country. to hear that all of you are moving the same direction on spending, on the tax plan. on all of the president's agenda, i presume. >> yeah, it since couraging.
-- is encouraging it has been 30 years since we had a republican president in house who said all committed to getting on this same page. on tax reform, it is historic, but we have work to do, which is why ways, means republicans came back to washington this weekend to spend two days working through even more of the tax reform, so we could bring your solution to the table. lou: those solutions, this is the president's tax plan, as you just anoneiated, this is a ways and mines committee that is, annuitie united around this. >> i think we are. here is the challenge know great news is that president's tax plan, republican tax plan, 80% start with that, common ground, we have some work to do, but that is natural when you tackle bold tax reform, we're looking for reagan-style bolds reform that balances
economy ebeconomic growth, while we have a lot of work to do, none is easy, just rolling up our sleeves. lou: your colleague jim jordan, congressman jordan a member of the freedom caucus saying that conservatives may still have problems, with that plan. your thoughts what can be done to kind of get everyone together? >> i'm not sure that is a accurate description. conservatives i know, they don't believe our tax codes should give tax breaks to foreign companies and products over made in america products. they are tired of watching our jobs about overseas, prospect for first time, that all products would be taxed equally in america, will take off the made in america tax, on our products going out. lou: you are talking about
border ajust am tax. >> i think that is where we have greatest feedback there, because while it is common to all our competitors, it new here, the conservatives that i know, they are very excited about pro growth bold tax reform. lou: i say about one conservative, that is me, i'm concerned about tax that effectively puts a tax on consumers, in particular middle class consumers. i understand that better way agenda of the speaker. but there comes can a time to let g it looks like this is the time to let go. >> no, here is why, it is not a tax on consumers or economy, we have right now, is a trillion dollar tax break for foreign products over made in america products that has been, and that same tax rateurao leave, we're saying as
conservatives, equal taxation, no special breaks, grow the economy in a bolds ways. lou: all right, we're going toes a disagree. >> let's work together on that one. lou: like i have a choice. we're going to see also the health care, we're told now by the white house, sources that you are still a view votes short. what are we doing here? why can't we get to a point where gary cohen, andez from secretary steve mnuchin said they have the votes but they can't have the votes. >> so, i think it is important we let consensus drive this
times, my sense from all work that has been done, we've never had as good momentum as we had right now, i think that members are eagerer to get to a yes, i am encouraged about why we are at be we just need to finish it out. lou: is that the process? a repeat of the initial run at repeal and replace? >> i think, very positive way, a rules committee is already approved you know the last change, which i think helps lower premiums. i think that is really key, it is teed up people know what is in it, i think it has been laid out well. but we need to unite behind the president and deliver on our promises, 7 years to
replaceo be on care with free market driven health care. lou: i hope you have it together, president of the united states demonstrates his leadership, deserves your kind of support. congressman, i love it when we agree on something. >> thank you, lou. lou: we're coming right back with much more. stay with us. >> president trump predicts victory on healthcare. >> we're going to save america's healthcare and repeal and replace that disaster known as obamacare, which is dying, dying, dying. charles: will the house leadership get to right this time? will speaker ryan get it right this time?
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lou: president trump defending the new republican healthcare plan, saying it will protect americans with preexisting conditions. >> preexisting conditions are in the bill. i just watched another network, than yours, they said, preexisting is not covered, preexisting conditions are in the bill. i mandated it, i said it has to be. lou: here to take up whether house republicans will push through the latest revision to the health care bill, joining us, radio talk show host tammy bruce. pulitzer award winning columnist michael goodwin. >> thank you. lou: according to the white house, the house is four o 4
or 5 votes short right now on this compromise. gary cohn and secretary mnuchin saying they will push it through. what is the deal? >> this is closer, than it has done. difference between 4 versus 2 dozen, huge difference. big issue is tuesday krord crowd, the moderates, everyone has been talking about how the conservatives had on adjust, the freedom caucus did, still a dynamic was not wanting to deal with it problem circumstance as president indicated he said there is a preexisting conditions in the bill, there is a conflict whether or not there is a case . i don't think we know what is going to happen, i do know that some element has to pass for us to get to that economic growth. the tax cuts, yet still seems so chaotic.
it is a shame, once again -- >> none of -- if the result is president's agenda moves through the house. but that is not clear at this . talking with cre kevin brady earlier, a lot of questions. >> yes, and that is why, this thing coming around again, i feel as though we've seen this movie. this is now third time we've been assured that they had the votes. and first time it collapsed, second time it never, you got that close last friday. now just 3 days later they say it again. it strikes me that there is a lot of wishing and hoping into this. and you know. president said something, we don't really know, not -- this is not normally the way a bill is put forward, i am per bleked that th the -- per perplexesed that paul ryan
seems unable. you don't even hear his name on this. they took two days to start planning and working through this legislation, the republicans in the ways and means committee, i don't see any sense of this, paul ryan was he home with his family, as hig he insisted he be. what is the deal with border adjustment plan. it does not make sense about where we are, almost like we're back to better way. listening to -- -- >> one great thing we saw, when mike pence was brought on, we knew this, president trump said i am going to need someone to talk to congress. lou: he has been a terrific job. >> he has been there, but my concern, it is possible that president is not sure what is
in the bill or he has been misled, that has been my concern from the beginning. someone from the inner circle telling him one thing, and it ends up being another. >> it not steve bannon, i think it might be man who is running the republican party. so, this is where i think -- reince priebus. >> yes, we have to see the president recognize that he has not been advised well up to this point because of the problems of getting things through. lou: there say peculiar construction, but one that makes sense. not in terms of historical process. but, the fact is, i don't know to degree to which any of us should below -- so consumed with the technologies of the bill -- the. get it through.
one thing that is clear, that american people, have great confidence in the president to not sign it if he thinks it is something less than would be desirable. >> with the spending bill today too, that does not feel like a trump spending bill. >> because it does not have a wall. >> a number of things. lou: sanctuary cities. >> the domestic side. spending goes up, where are the savings so you can fund the military. >> remember this is really kind of back wash of barack obama. in had been negotiated. this is from last year. so this is like the last hurrah, 102 day, congress is not supporting him, it is next budget for fiscal year starting in september it had better work. >> it will be harder. you have spending increases built in to the baseline, you have to cut more to get back to where you are now.
lou: is it a safe bet to say, that house speaker ryan among all of his leadership, about to find out that the president has a number of specific and very effective ways to discipline the party, and its members no matter how high in leadership. this is shaping up as a something of a confrontation. don't you think? >> well, it should. as this goes now, trump agenda is being silently buried in the house. >> i hope so, it has to be an important step mr. trump takes to get his agenda through, we are expecting him to do it. lou: tammy bruce, michael goodwin. >> thank you. lou: vote in our poll, question, do you believe speaker ryan's failure to include border wall funds and a crackdown on sanctuary cities. means he should be replaced
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reporter: tensions over texas' toughest antisanctuary bill erupted, protestor staging a sit in allowing texas law enforcement to question anyone's immigration status even during a simple traffic stop, and allow any police chief, sheriff or mayor who failed to follow immigration law to be fined and even jailed. >> it can expose them to high finds about 25,000 dollars per day. and up to jail time for sheriff or any other official who adopts sanctuary city policy. reporter: they could make for reluctance enforcement of laws on the book, police chief in dallas, however th houston, fort worth and san antonio oppose the bill, writing will lead to a distrust of police. >> this will separate you from your children and your family,
you will either run or fight. and texas is a good place to get a gun cheap. >> supporters suggest that argument is disingenuous. >> in texas we have arrested over 2012 thousand -- 212 thousand criminal al aliens. over 500 kidnappings. >> emotions over flowed in and outside of the chambers. >> i saw mothers trembling, if you have succeeded in anything, have you succeeded in terrifying a community. reporter: not so say proponent who say they have broad support from hispanics who also believe in law and order. >> we ran on separate tickets
we received 50% of the hispanic vote. >> final bill be likely be passed and signed by governor end of this week, it takes affect in september, but will surely be that willed in court. lou: thank you. >> a few thoughts, on the president and his relationship with left wing national media. here is the president on "face the nation," or as president calls it, de"face the nation" with john dickerson. >> i have a problem. you have podesta, i understand has a company with his brother in russia, hillary's husband makes speeches in russia, hillary clinton did a uranium deal with russia, nobody talks about that i don't know, because the fbi was not allowed by podesta to go in check all records and their servers that you would check. number two, knowing something about hacking, if you don't catch a hacker in the act, it
is very hard to say who did the hacking, with that said, i'll go with russia, could have been china, it could have been different groups, why didn't podesta and democrats allow the fbi to inject a server? they hired a company, who somebody said, some pretty bad things about to go and check the server and give the information, they were hacked, why didn't they -- why done the democrats allow the fbi? they told the fbi we're not going to allow you to do it? why did they do that? why? why didn't they let the fbi check? and why didn't the fbi complaint about it? lou: dickerson i believe looked rather relieved, didn't you, that president tutorial on russia and fake news ended. we're coming right back. >> president trump said he is willing to talk under the
right circumstances, with north korea's kim jong-un. but also warning about potential for conflict with north korea. >> nobody is safe who safe, he has nuclear weapons, if he gets long range missiles we're not safe either. lou: we pick up escalating tensions with north korea next with congressman lee swreldz don. -- >> these surfers know that concurring big waves sometimes leads to big wipe outs, we'll have the video for you here, coming up next. coming up next. stay with us.
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lou: president trump shocking a lot of people in the left wing news media when he said he would absolutely meet with north korean leader kim jong-un under the right circumstances. his comments come as north korea steps up its threats. the white house adding the conditions for a meeting are not right right now. >> we have to see their provocative behavior ratcheted down immediately. clearly the conditions are not there right now. lou: joining me to talk about
the presidentments comments about kim jong-un. and some of the work that's being done in the ways and means committee and how things are going with the president's agenda in the house of representatives is congressman lee zeldman. let's start with kim jong-un. your reaction to the president saying straight out under the right circumstances he would be willing to meet with the north korean leader. >> i think that's so important that we understand he said under the right circumstances. the conditions have to be right. the president as we have seen over the course of the last few months, where maybe he was getting criticized when he started his presidency because he hadn't developed a plan to win upon north korea as we wanted him to, his predecessor
didn't. now this president has a strategy 8-15 moves ahead. we operate under diplomacy economics, all options on the table. multi-lateral engagement with other countries. he's firing on all cylinders. and i give him a lot of credit. he's thinking many steps ahead, and he's developing a strategy that will work. lou: what are your expectations? what should we expect? >> any top option of how to deal with north korea includes the chinese. but we need to lead as well. we need to show the united states will not provide north korea any access to our financial system.
any country that wants to provide support whether it's the import of coal or iron or iron tore or provide -- iron ore. then we need other countries to get involved. lou: what you are describing is the president's initiatives and his leadership being validated by the congress, which is fine. but i get the idea the congress is not quite comfortable with the president's animation and intellect and command of the government. it's almost as if there is some sort of holdover from the passivity, the leading from behind strategic patience of obama. when we have a president commanding the government and our military and foreign policy.
>> the biggest issue is you have a lot of democrats, maxine waters comes to mind. they basically pledged to oppose, resist, oppose, obstruct entirely. they do not want to work at all with the president because their base is telling them you can't normalize the trump presidency. lou: why would anybody worry about the democratic base? >> i'm just answering where i'm seeing the most resistance around our country. lou: what i'm saying is it seems great momentum could be built for the president if the house and the senate were to be energetically following the president house the leader of the party within the leader of the government the head of state.
he's all of that, and he's doing a bankup job. so why not everybody kinds of think about where we are headed here? >> i think on foreign policy as it relates to north korea or using the moab in afghanistan or successfully separating the need to fund the greatest military in the world without also having to spends just as much on discretionary spending, his limited targeted attack of infrastructure, not people, in syria. there is strong support for the president's foreign policy. and i believe the confidence and opt number of -- maxine waters -- lou: she has never been quoted so much on his broadcast or foreign policy. >> she is also the one who talks about russia attacking korea. she was the one trying to get the president impeached while
the president's hand was on the bible. lou: the dems evidence by senator schumer, they are just creating noise. they don't amount to much in the way of true platform or even directional turn tough for the country. >> they have nothing left. you come from a very blue district. everyone show is representing the republican districts have lost. and when you go back home, there is a parade waiting for you. if you come to washington, d.c. and you oppose and on struck this president's agenda and go back to your district in san francisco, they are treating you like you are a hero. but you are elected to go to the if united states congress to represent the greatest country in the world. lou: if i may offer you a salve,
perhaps you are giving them much too much attention. >> they are being called out. lou: you got it. go get'em. this california surfer's big fall winning him a big prize. look at that wave. look at that wipeout. gosh. winning the world's surf league wipeout of the year. oh, what a ride he had. he was hung up dropping into the wave, instead going over the lip. it's now a world renowned wipeout. president trump celebrating his first 100 days, telling americans he's just getting
lou: president trump blasting senator chuck schumer for the democratic party's obstructionism. >> they had everything going. now they don't have presidency. they don't have the house, they don't have the senate, and schumer is going around making a fool out of himself. lou: joining me to discuss the president's accomplishments in his first 100 days and counting. presidential historian doug weed, and the author of the boong "game of thorns."
doug, great to have you back with us. like most people i'm tired of the 100 days thing. but give us your assessment. how does the president done and what grade would you give him if you were in the business of giving grades to presidents. tie would give him an a plus. he turned around the economy, he turned around illegal immigration, he turned around the supreme court, and, lou, that's yes was elected. that's why 96% of the people who voted for him will vote for him again and why he will do better against hillary clinton today than did last november. you can't get much better than that. lou: you were talking about hillary clinton. the idea that this president has to put up with a national left-wing media that is dogging
him, irrespective of all the successes and far more that you did not new rate. but he's also changed the conversation. it's no longer just a discussion about academically or abstractly about free trade. there is a real drive behind rationalizing and smartly governing this country's trade relationships. illegal immigration. people actually asking the question, why is it people should come into this country, not surrender their identity because they want to be americans, but no they want to be multi-cultural. why are we permitting corruption on both sides of the border and why is this the first president in history to say we are going to go after the drug cartels, the transnational gangs destroying american lives? >> that ms-13, they are
targeting illegal immigrants. if you care about illegal immigrants, why would you allow murderers to run free on the streets? i'll tell you something else. hillary clinton went 9 months without a press conference and finally gave one in september just before the election in november. this president has given 9 press conferences in his first 100 days. lou: you didn't see much of a mention of that in the left-wing media. though they should consider themselves beneficiaries of it all. republicans particularly in the house are not crediting him with the conversations he changed, the direction he's taking the nation. they are opposing him in some of the most weak-kneed petty ways,
whether it's attempting to hang on to the house's speaker ryan's so-called better way agenda, pushing all sorts of nonsense that isn't the president's agenda. >> the corruption in washington, the legalized corruption is bipartisan. and it runs deep and it will be hard for him to change. it's going to pull them kick and screaming out of the swamp. so it will be tough and there is a lot of vested interest. what encourages me is wall street. wall street was solidly behind hillary clinton. they just gave $400,000 to barack obama to give a speech. they gave to their foundation, they expected them to win, 9% of those executives in media properties and journalists gave to the clinton election. but she didn't win. so they are invested in all of this. if you look at the numbers, if
you look at the numbers, the poor got poor, the rich got richer understood the last two presidents, a republican and democrat. >> we solved that. we have a new president, a new way forward. make america great again. doug, thanks a lot. doug wead, presidential historian giving the president only an a plus for the beginning of his presidency. quickly spacex successfully launched a spy satellite for the national reconnaissance office. the falcon 9 rocket lifted off from the kennedy space pad in florida. it's the first successful landing and in so doing put up a
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lou: we'll have to wait to get you that speech much president trump. we won't have it until october or november. but when it breaks we'll have it for you. we asked, do you believe north korea is -- that china is trying to ma niewfort united states into a confrontation with north korea and 37 -- 63% of you said no. let's start with the spending bill. a trillion dollar bill. and apparently speaker ryan made a little oversight. he didn't include money for the wall, he didn't include any provision for clawbacks or withholding of money to sanctuary cities, and he didn't
forget planned parenthood. >> americans are right to be upset about this budget. speaker ryan is supposed to be the president's voice in the congress yet he's not advancing the president's agenda. speaker ryan with this bill is funding planned parenthood, increasing funding to our frequently lawless federal judiciary and health and human services. speaker ryan and the congressional republicans should hold their heads down in shame. byron: there is more to it than just not having money for the wall and not cracking down on sanctuary cities. republicans are buzzing about the fact that it includes more h2b low-wage foreign worker visas. this is something the leadership in both parties wants all the time.
they have thrown that in there, too. from an immigration expand point where the republican standpoint there is some good things, there is more money for border security. but there are some big, big problems as far as republicans who would like to limit immigration. lou: it looks like it was written by k street and h street lobbyists when following their interests on illegal immigration in particular. the president folks telling us they think they are four or five votes short on the new healthcare bill. i talked to kevin brady, the chairman of the ways and means committee. he doesn't seem concerned. what do you think,. gaylegayle?gayle: they have note
to communicate to the american people how it adds to higher costs. it's a paper-centered health system instead of patient-centered. republicans who campaigned on repealing obamacare, they have not done this expeditiously. lou: they can't seem to find a pen that works. byron: if you do the math, there are 238 republicans in the house. they will need 217 to pass it. so they could loss 21. they have at least 25, maybe more republicans who just don't want to do this. you have to ask yourself the question, can you really do it? democrats oppose it unanimously. if you don't have enough